Retrospect and Vision
Wade E. Taylor
President of Pinecrest
Pinecrest was born through the outworking of a vision received
while alone in prayer in the fall of 1959. At that time, I
was attending Pine Crest Bible Institute, which then operated
on these grounds. The school closed in the spring of 1962
and Pinecrest was left vacant for six years.
In the spring of 1968 the vision again was rekindled and
the Lord miraculously made the campus available. Classes began
with a small student body in the fall of 1968 and the Lord
has blessed greatly, until now we are filled to capacity.
Looking back to the original vision, the Lord had clearly
made it known that He desired to bring into being a place
where He could be Lord; where He would move as He pleased,
when and through whom He desired; and where He would be given
the pre-eminence and His abiding presence would be acknowledged.
Thus, the program at Pinecrest has been flexible and open
to His headship.
Our goal and purpose is to BE what He would have us be; not
to promote any particular position or doctrine. Yet in remaining
true to the Scriptures and giving them their rightful place,
we seek to cultivate in the young people at Pinecrest a living,
vital relationship with their Lord, and a fellowship with
one another that will bring a greater glory to our Lord.
This seventh year has been a year of rest in which the Lord
has manifestly extended His hand in provision, blessing, and
visitation as He has moved in our midst. We are looking towards
a greater fulfilling of the vision that our Lord might have
a place and a people who are totally His. It is our desire
that Pinecrest might be such a place.